EASTER-TIDE


"The third day He rose again from the dead" 

Of all the seasons of the liturgical year Easter-Tide is, by far, the richest in mystery. Easter, we might even say, is the summit of the mystery of the sacred liturgy--the feast of feasts--the solemnity of solemnities. The holy longings of Advent, the sweet joys of Christmas, the severe truths of Septuagesima, the contrition and penance of Lent, the heart-rending sight of the Passion,--all were given us as preliminaries, as paths to the sublime and glorious Pasch, which is now ours. On Easter Day God regains, by the resurrection of the Man-God, His creation renewed;--on this day the whole human race hath risen to immortality together with Jesus. Cor. xv. 21: "By a man came death; and by a man the resurrection of the dead; and, as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive." On this day the old law is abolished and the new law begins; the figures have given place to the reality. The anniversary of the Resurrection is, therefore, a great day, a day of joy, the day by excellence, the holiest of days, the Lord's day. Let us sing therefore--

Ant. This is the day which the Lord hath made: let us be glad and rejoice therein.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

Hymn: O Filii et Filiae

Ye sons and daughters of the Lord,
The King of heaven, the King adored,
From death this day Himself restored.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

On Sunday morn at break of day 
The holy women went their way,
To see the tomb where Jesus lay.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

An angel clad in white they see,
Who sat, and spake unto the three:
"Your Lord hath gone to Galilee."

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

That night th' Apostle met in fear,
But Christ did in the midst appear:
"My peace," He saith, "be on all here!"

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

But Thomas, when of this he heard,
Was doubtful of his brethren's word;
Wherefore again there came the Lord:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

"Behold My side, O Thomas, see;
My hands, My feet, I show to thee;
Not faithless, but believing be."

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

When Thomas say that wounded side,
The truth no longer he denied;
"Thou art my Lord and God," he cried.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

Oh, blest are they who have not seen
Their Lord, and yet believe in Him;
Eternal life awaiteth them.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

On this most holy Day of days,
To God your hearts and voices raise
In laud and jubilee and praise. Amen
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